Bank Holiday weather: It’s not all bad news this weekend

The weekend is set to be a mixed bag
The weekend is set to be a mixed bag

Spring should be turning into summer at this time of year but we’ve had to endure falling temperatures after the early sunshine faded.

There is hope, however, for those planning on getting out and about this Bank Holiday weekend.

It is expected to be cold and wet in the North East today.

It is expected to be cold and wet in the North East today.

The main message from the Met Office is that if you need to do something outdoors, do it early this weekend as strong winds and possible heavy showers are due to arrive late on Sunday and into Monday.

Temperatures are set to rise to around 16C on Saturday before dropping again due to northerly winds sweeping down the coast. The weather on Monday is unpredictable but the North East coast could be hit by heavy showers.

The Met Office forecast:

This Evening and Tonight:

Largely dry through the evening and overnight, although some mist and fog patches forming by dawn where cloud breaks, mainly in the south of the region. Light easterly winds persisting. Minimum Temperature 8 °C.

Saturday:

Sunny periods will develop as cloud breaks form through late morning. Feeling pleasantly warm inland for the afternoon period, although light easterly winds will keep coasts cooler. Maximum Temperature 16 °C.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Some sunshine inland on Sunday, but cooler, cloudier on coasts with freshening northeast winds, mist and drizzle. Strong northerly winds on Monday with rain overnight into Tuesday, then turning showery.